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e-News | September 2015

  09-15-tabletLouisiana Health Care Providers Invited To Utilize Patient Portal

The Louisiana Health Information Exchange (LaHIE) Patient Portal is a secure, online website that provides patients with 24-hour access to their personal health information. In order to access the portal, their health care provider must be actively participating in LaHIE and subscribed to the service. Patients must register with their doctors to gain access to the portal. Once registered, they will be able to review their personal health information using a secure username and password. Health care providers interested in more information about LaHIE’s Patient Portal should contact Michael Efferson, LaHIE Implementation Services Manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gary Calligas: EHRs Helping Improve Patient Care: Shreveport Times
(Aug. 24)

Cindy Munn Interview: The Best of Times Radio Hour
(Aug. 29)

ED Utilization In Louisiana: Health Care Journal of Baton Rouge

2015-june-lapost-logoNew Dates Released for LaPOST Education Workshops

LaPOST has announced the dates for its upcoming nursing facility workshops. The meetings are part of a statewide initiative to educate nursing home administrators about advance care planning and the Louisiana Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (LaPOST) document. Upcoming events will be held Sept. 18 in Thibodaux, Sept. 22 in Monroe, Sept. 23 in New Orleans and Sept. 29 in Lake Charles, Lafayette and Shreveport. Registration for each workshop is available here, under ‘Events.’

09-15-ICD10ICD-10 “Grace Period” Approaches

Beginning Oct. 1, health care providers across the country will enter a grace period for implementing the ICD-10 medical billing and coding system. Providers will still be expected to use ICD-10 codes on claims and must make system adjustments to accommodate the codes and ensure they are processed efficiently. The grace period is designed to give practices time to make these changes without the threat of penalties or payment delays. For more information about ICD-10, click here.